The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor
by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Publication Date: Mar 13, 1989
List Price: $13.95
Format: Paperback, 128 pages
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Parent Company: Bertelsmann and Pearson PLC
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In 1955, Garcia Marquez was working for El Espectador, a newspaper in Bogota, when in February of that year eight crew members of the Caldas, a Colombian destroyer, were washed overboard and disappeared. Ten days later one of them turned up, barely alive, on a deserted beach in northern Colombia. This book, which originally appeared as a series of newspaper articles, is Garcia Marquez’s account of that sailor’s ordeal.
Translated by Randolf Hogan.
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